Pentecostal women wear skirts because they adhere strictly to a passage in the Bible that dictates they not wear the same type of clothing as a man. People who go to a Pentecostal church during worship hours typically see women wearing skirts or dresses cut below the knee, no makeup or jewelry, and long hair that hangs loose or is intricately styled. These women dress in this modest way during their daily lives as well, in keeping with Biblical teachings.Continue Reading
The Pentecostal Church teaches several standards that those of the faith incorporate into their lifestyle and outward appearance; this is said to convey their faith to others and bring them closer to the Lord.
The scripture they use to help define these standards of dress reads as follows: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God." Deuteronomy 22:5. This scripture says that women must differentiate themselves from men based on their style of dress. The modern interpretation of this dictates that women wear skirts or dresses of a modest cut, preferably at or below the knee. Not only does the wearing of skirts or dresses create contrast between women and men, but it also helps prevent women from offending people with clothes that might be too tight or too skimpy.Learn more about Christianity
The Apostolic Pentecostal denomination follows the plan of salvation described in the New Testament, which can be found in the Bible, partly in Ephesians 2:89-9. New Testament Salvation is described as being by "grace through faith," meaning that it is a gift from God that is given but cannot be earned through human works.Full Answer >
Pentecostal holiness states women should not cut their hair, whereas men should have short hair. This is based on a literal understanding of 1 Corinthians 11, with an interpretation that uncut hair for a woman represents a head covering done to submit to God.Full Answer >
Although the Bible does clearly show that people need to repent for all sins, there is no passage that says that all sins are equal; instead, the Bible shows some sins cause more guilt or damage than others. One passage that clearly shows that some sins are more serious than others is John 19:11, which includes the passage "for this reason he who delivered me up to you has the greater sin." The Bible, however, concludes that sin results in eternal punishment.Full Answer >
Episcopalians believe that the Bible reveals the true word of God and that there are two sacraments, Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, that Jesus passed down to man. They also believe that God sent his only son, Jesus, to Earth to die for the sins of mankind. Like Anglicans and Lutherans, Episcopalians use the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds to reaffirm their faith.Full Answer >